Category: Human rights law
Union officials provide essential services to their members, supporting workers when they have issues with their employers and representing them at difficult times. But there are unfortunately situations where they are subject to harassing behaviour or comments. Ben Piper looks at the mechanisms available to deal with harassment in these situations.
Regulating stronger personal harassment protections under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act
Erin Sobat’s new article in the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal examines Ontario’s current workplace harassment laws, and argues that simply requiring employer harassment policies and internal investigations will not stop harassment in workplaces where protection is needed most.
It can be extremely difficult for unions to navigate situations where a member files a harassment or
discrimination complaint against another member. Chris Donovan and Gabe Hoogers explore a union’s
responsibilities and the duty of fair representation in those circumstances.
In a landmark decision, the Federal Court has ordered the federal government to pay $40,000 to Indigenous children removed from their homes in the child welfare system and to their caregivers. Rye Dutton takes us through the Court’s decision.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission asked Canadians to learn more about the history and legacy of residential schools and Aboriginal rights in Canada. In this blog post, Kelly Doctor shares a list of resources for lawyers, union reps and others who work with Indigenous people and peoples (or those who don’t, but want to know more).
The law is not simple when it comes to proving that a dog is a service animal. Kelly Doctor discusses how you can make sure that your dog is able to support you when you need it most.
February 24 is Pink Shirt Day, a day of action against bullying. At Goldblatt Partners, our labour and employment lawyers frequently help clients deal with workplace harassment and bullying. In this post, we take you through some of the hard but practical considerations you should think about if you are being harassed at work.